A nice summation of the Gemalto report regarding the data breaches in 2014.
Identity theft was by far the largest type of attack, with 54% of the breaches involving the theft of personal data, up from 23% in 2013.
Data records are defined as personally identifiable information such as email addresses, names, passwords, banking details, health information, and social security numbers.
- 4% of the data breached was encrypted – demonstrating it’s effectiveness and it’s still lack of proper adoption
- 78% of breaches were from U.S. companies, followed by the U.K.
Lessons abound, and I am working on publishing a new piece on the evolution of these breaches, and how “we” have misinterpreted the utility of this data.
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